24 Deals in 24 Hours: Please Post in the comments when a deal dies! And for the quickest notice of our usual deals subscribe to our newsletter (right side of our front page) or our twitter feed. Sometimes deals stack with booking site offers of free credit for signup or will earn credit for stays although these are usually more useful for our normal deals. HotelEngine $25 TabletHotels $25 Jetsetter $25 Travelpony $35 Orbitz $25 Roomertravel $25*

Deals:
1: Dead Ambassador Hotel New Orleans USA $18 February 3, 2015 Available at: kayak.com
2: Red Roof Plus Raleigh USA $11 January 27, 2015 Available at: kayak.com
3: Best Western Strand, Visby Sweden $9 January 19, 2015 Available at: booking.com
4: AC Hotel Avenida de América by Marriott, Madrid Spain $7 December 27, 2015 Available at: travelrepublic.co.uk
5: La Villa Nice, Promenade France $7 November 15, 2015 Available at: booking.com
6: Hotel La Malmaison Nice France $10 January 23, 27, 28 2015 Available at: priceline.com
7: Pousada do Crato – Flor de Rosa Crato Portugal $19 December 31, 2015 Available at: hotel.info
-Dead Isn’t our deal but Shayne2233 at FT says you can “Go to webjet.com.au type in the promo code SORRY and it takes of $50AUD off any hotel booking no minimum to spend. So there should be a lot of free nights out there to be had. GL” Maybe that can help some folks who got in on the recent airfare error?
8: You asked for India and you got itThe Leela Palace New Delhi, Rated #1 of 608 hotels in New Delhi. Multi-day deal! September 23-30, 2015. $20 (excluding taxes/fees, ~$60ai) Available at: kayak.com Search 1 person for cheapest rates, a little more for 2. Grand deluxe room. 51 m².
9: Hotel Methis, Pedova Italy $13 September 4-8, 2015 Direct at http://www.methishotel.com/
10: Inglaterra Barcelona Spain $24 July 9, 2015 Direct with Preferred Hotel Group.
11: El Coronado Resort, NJ USA $12 July 1, 2015 Available at: kayak.com
12: Movie Colony, Palm Spring CA USA $29 February 25, 2015 Bungalow. 84 m² Available at: kayak.com
13: Gone! Sea Land, Tel-Aviv Israel $12 September 9 and 11 2015. Available at: booking.com
14: Arizona Golf Resort. Mesa Arizona USA $21 November 19-30 2015, January 1-6 2016. Available Direct at:
http://www.arizonagolfresort.com/
15:Temernitskiy Rostov on Don Russia $9 February 1, 2015 Available at: kayak.com
16: Sugar Hill Inn Harlem NYC $69 ($5 room rates + normal taxes and service fees 🙂 August 20, 2015 Available at: booking.com
17: Globe and Cecil Lyon France $23 January 22, 2015 Available at: ebookers.com
18: Tyrifjord Hotel Modum Norway $12 Lots of dates available. Example April 26, 2015. Available at: hotel.de
19: Alpenhof Grindewald Switzerland $14 December 19-25, 2015 Available at: hotel.info
20: Seminarhotel Sempachersee Notwil Switzerland $25 October 11, 2015 Available at: agoda.com
21: Hotel Verdi Amsterdam $20 March 24, 2015 Available at: booking.com
22: Ideal Sejure Cannes France $11 September 24, 2015 Available at: kayak.com
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What We’re Doing: We often find deals and choose not to advertise them because a reasonable person would assume they are actual mistakes, not just discounted rates. Last month we tried to find 100 in 100 hours. We only made it to 81 because… dang it gets hard to find these. We also received fewer reader submissions than expected. Feedback however was positive and people seemed to enjoy the format. So we are going to resurrect the idea with a much more manageable 24 in 24.

There will not be any set times; when we find one we’ll list it. We will only have the basic details. The available site we list is simply where we first spotted it so there probably are additional sites available. Keep in mind that we have not investigated these rates. Booking is definitely a hotel lottery with lots of possible outcomes: the rates are honoured, they offer a compromise rate, the booking site offers compensation, you don’t know what will happen until you show up, they send you an email telling you to get lost!

Hotel rates are often a mystery. One day a property might have a $1/room flash sale and the next day unintentionally offer a $75 “mistake” rate they are mad at you for booking. A hotel can load its normal $100 rates on one booking site while elsewhere they offer the same rooms at $400 with no indication you are being ripped off for maximum rack rate. The whole process and comparison and terms are all very confusing and annoying… likely the reason they do it that way. For deal aficionados the opaque nature of hotel rates, as opposed to airfares which have become clearer and more uniform over time, is frustrating but also a bit exciting in its unpredictability. We have always viewed sites like ours as attempts to equalize the equation. The basic premise is that if hotels and booking sites want to play lots of games they should be held to the same standards they hold consumers to. If consumers so often lose due to the complexity, “terms,” inflexible “contracts,” etc., they should also sometimes win when the tables turn. So this irregular deal series goes out to all you dice-rollers and dollar-room dreamers.

*We’re just listing what we know of that’s available. Let us know if there are others. T&C vary. Tablet credit for instance accrues at $25 per stay but can only be used on private sales. Roomertravel you need to find someone’s invite link as we are a group we can’t refer people. Etc etc.

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